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split() Function

Function

split( text, separator )

Splits text into a list of text elements, delimited by the text specified in the separator.

Parameters

Keyword Type Description

text

Text

The text to be split.

separator

Text

The text delimiter by which the text will be separated.

Returns

Text

Examples

Splitting text into text elements

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split("John Smith", "m")

Returns { "John S", "ith" }.

Splitting a sentence into words

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split("A sentence has words separated by spaces.", " ")

Returns { "A", "sentence", "has", "words", "separated", "by", "spaces." }.

Splitting raw data into record fields

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a!localVariables(
  local!names: "James Cameron; Sofia Coppola",
  a!forEach(
    split(local!names, "; "),
    recordType!Person(Person.name: fv!item)
  )
)

Returns { [Person name=James Cameron], [Person name=Sofia Coppola] }.

Lists

Splitting multiple text values

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split({ "carol@sample.com", "jeremy@sample.com" }, "@")

Returns { "carol", "sample.com", "jeremy", "sample.com" }. All items in the list are processed together.

Splitting with multiple separators

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split("REDXbluexGREEN", { "x", "X" })

Returns { "RED", "blue", "GREEN" }. All separators in the list are used to separate elements. Any matching separator results in a split regardless of their order in the text or the separator list.

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Sync-Time Custom Record Fields Compatible

Can be used to create a custom record field that only evaluates at sync time.

Real-Time Custom Record Fields Incompatible

Custom record fields that evaluate in real time must be configured using one or more Custom Field functions.

Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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split() Function

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